Alex Brundle Interview

 A feature from the November 2016 issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine
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Alex Brundle is a British motor racing driver, and son of F1 racing driver and pundit Martin Brundle.

He grew up in Kings Lynn, Norfolk and will be racing for the British endurance motor racing team JOTA Sport, part of the G- Drive Racing team in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the remainder of the 2016 season.

What is your earliest recollection of racing? Did your father influence you to get into it?
From as young as 2 or 3 years old it was my desire to be involved in motor sport. The races I remember most clearly through my childhood were of my Dad racing at Le Mans. I remember him being on pole position and seeing just how much that meant to him and the whole family. I started off in the normal way that most racing drivers do with karting when I was about six years old. I raced in Junior Max and Minimax before moving into Formula Palmer Audi when I was 16 years old.

What are your proudest achievements to date?
My proudest achievement to date is being on the podium of the Le Mans 24 hours. It was a really tough race with buckets of rain in the night stints. But standing on that podium in front of the crowds was a really great experience.

Do you have a favourite race track?
Le Mans is by far the best race track in the world.

Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mum is the biggest racer I know. She has been to almost every single race of mine or my Dad’s throughout our whole careers. Until very recently she had never missed a Brundle in a race car. If that isn’t a racer I don’t know what is.

Read the full interview in the November 2016 issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine
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